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  • 19 March 2011
  • • 20:30
  • • The Hawthorns, West Bromwich
  • Referee: S. Attwell
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West Brom - Arsenal Preview: Sides Scrapping For Success At Opposite Ends Of The Premier League Table

West Brom - Arsenal Preview: Sides Scrapping For Success At Opposite Ends Of The Premier League Table

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PROBABLE LINE-UPS

West Brom: Carson; Reid, Olsson, Meite, Shorey; Brunt, Morrison, Mulumbu, Reid, Thomas; Odemwingie.


Arsenal: Almunia; Sagna, Squillaci, Koscielny, Clichy; Wilshere, Denilson, Ramsey; Nasri, Van Persie, Bendtner.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Injured Arsenal centre-back Johan Djourou has conceded a Premier League goal this season every 337 minutes.
  • Replacement Sebastien Squillaci has conceded a league goal this season every 72 minutes.
  • The partnership of Djourou and Laurent Koscielny has conceded a league goal this season every 405 minutes.
  • The parternship of Squillaci and Koscielny has conceded a league goal this season every 83 minutes.
  • Since the 3-2 home defeat to West Brom on September 25, Manuel Almunia has not made another league appearance.
  • West Brom's goal difference of -15 is the joint second worst in the league along with Blackpool and Wolves.
  • West Brom have drawn their last three home league games.
  • The 3-1 victory at Birmingham City a fortnight ago was just West Brom's second league victory in 2011.
  • West Brom's victory against Arsenal in September saw them rise to fifth in the table. The same result will see them rise to a maximum of 12th.
  • West Brom's win in September broke a run of seven consecutive league losses to Arsenal that stretched back to a 1-1 draw at Highbury on November 20, 2004.


LAST MEETING


September 25: Arsenal 2-3 West Bromwich Albion

Goals from Peter Odemwingie, Gonzalo Jara and Jerome Thomas handed Arsenal a shock first league defeat of the season.

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22Scott CarsonGoalkeeper
20Nicky ShoreyDefender
23Abdoulaye MeiteDefender
3Jonas OlssonDefender
2Steven ReidDefender
14Jerome ThomasDefender
21Youssouf MulumbuMidfielder
7James MorrisonMidfielder
33Paul ScharnerMidfielder
11Chris BruntMidfielder
9Peter OdemwingieStriker
13B. MyhillGoalkeeper
30Gabriel Sebastian TamaşDefender
36Gonzalo JaraDefender
35Marek CechDefender
5Somen TchoyiMidfielder
-Simon CoxStriker
28Marc-Antoine FortuneStriker
1Manuel AlmuniaGoalkeeper
22Gael ClichyDefender
18Sébastien SquillaciDefender
6Laurent KoscielnyDefender
3Bacary SagnaDefender
16Aaron RamseyMidfielder
10Jack WilshereMidfielder
15DenilsonMidfielder
10Andrey ArshavinMidfielder
20Robin van PersieStriker
8Samir NasriMidfielder
1Jens LehmannGoalkeeper
48MiquelDefender
28Kieran GibbsDefender
7Tomas RosickyMidfielder
27Emmanuel EboueDefender
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